Mastering Video for Stills Photographers

Milton Keynes

2nd July 2017

The Event

Ever tried recording video with your DSLR or CSC? For most people the results are disappointing, however in this one day course you will learn the tips and tricks of how to create cinematic style footage with most DSLR and CSC cameras. 

We start the day with an overview of the technical aspects, getting the correct settings to produce footage that can be imported into you video editor and then enhanced with colour grading.

We will look at how you can move the camera using tripods with fluid heads, sliders, gimbals, steady cams and how you can fake the dolly zoom effect so popular in modern films. Finally in this section we will look at lighting.

Next we move onto audio, how to record it with on camera mics, lavalier mics and using separate recording devices and then syncing the sound in post.

Finally before breaking for lunch you will learn about key shots, camera angles and “B” roll. 

After a break for lunch you will shoot some footage which you will be able to take away and edit.

We round off the day back in the classroom looking at importing your video and how basic editing can be carried out in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Filmora. You will be shown how to grade your footage, add audio and create transitions and titles. 

Finally we will run through file types and codecs used when exporting your final footage. 

  • 10am Start
  • Part One: Kit
  • Part Two: Camera Set-up
  • Part Three: The Key Shots
  • Part Four: Workflow, Editing and Output
  • 5pm Finish


The Location

The event takes place at Milton Keynes.

The Event

The event runs between 10am - 5pm on the 2nd July 2017. In Milton Keynes. And the cost is £99 per person. And is limited to a maximum of 30 delegates. Members of the Guild of Photographers qualify for a 10% discount on this workshop via a discount code. For information please contact

The Gear

You will need a DSLR or CSC camera with video capabilities plus suitable lenses. we recommend lenses that will cover 24 - 150mm on a full frame sensor, but please bring along your kit bag, and a notepad and pen. Please let us know if you are a Sony user. If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact

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Venue Phone: 01908 827299

Manhattan House, 401 Witan Gate, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK9 2BQ, England

  • July 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm